Boubacar Kamara is reportedly ruled out of the 2022 World Cup after sustaining knee ligament damage in a Premier League clash against Southampton.
Joining the Steven Gerard-led team from Marseille in the just-concluded summer transfer window, Boubacar Kamara was one of the top midfielders acquired by Gerard into the team.
Before sustaining the injury, which is reported to rule him out of action till November, the 22-year-old made Deschamp’s squad for the just-concluded UEFA Nations League group stages.
Kamara would have inevitably made it to the French World Cup squad save for the ligament damage.
Steven Gerard, who spoke after the game, expressed his worries over the gale of injuries that has rocked his team.
He said: “I’m worried about it, It seems like every time we get three points it comes with a cost.”
The ligament damage to the 22-year-old France international is the second injury scare that has rocked Aston Villa just a few matches into the season.
A £26 million signing from Sevilla, Diego Carlos, who joined the team in June, was the first casualty who opened Aston Villa’s injury list for the season.
Diego Carlos ruptured his Achilles in his second match for Aston Villa when the team hosted Merseyside club, Everton at Villa Park in August.
Currently on the 15th position on the log with 7 points from matches after 2 wins, a draw, and 4 losses, Steven Gerard will travel to Elland Road with his injury-stricken squad to take on Leeds United.
As much as it is a massive loss to Aston Villa, Boubacar Kamara may also be a temporary setback in his national team career since making his debut in 2022.
Missing out on France’s 2022 World Cup squad is a great undoing to the youngster who will fail to make it to the World’s biggest soccer fiesta in the blooms of his football career.
Boubacar Kamara, born on 23 November 1999 in Marseille, France, is a 22-year-old France international who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa.
Boubacar Kamara started his football career at the age of 6, playing for Marseille Youth in 2006.
He spent 12 years with the Marseille youth before making a temporary appearance with Marseille Team B in 2016.
He made 28 appearances for Marseille Team B between 2016 and 2018. While he was playing for Marseille Team B, he also made appearances for the senior team between 2016 to 2022.
Kamara had three goals with Marseille senior team in his 130 appearances.
Boubacar Kamara signed a five-year contract with Aston Villa on May 23, 2022, ahead of the expiration of his contract with Marseille on July 1.
Lamar’s made his debut for Aston Villa on 6 August 2022 in a Premier League clash against Bournemouth, a game that ended in a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
On 16 September 2022, Boubacar Kamara sustained a knee injury after clashing with Mohamed Elyounoussi in a 1-0 victory over Southampton.
Kamara has been capped 3 times by the French senior men’s national team and was expected to make Deschamp’s 2022 World Cup squad.
Sadly, the 22-year-old will miss the World Cup as he is set to return in November.